MELBOURNE – The Space Coast Women In Defense announced the recipients of the 2019 STEM Scholarship awards. SCWID established a scholarship program to encourage women in Brevard County to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

SCWID awarded 15 scholarships from $500 to $1,000 to the following individuals: Brooke Humphrys, Kailey Flanagan, Lisa Bain, Soyoun Choi, Adrianna Roseman, Minh-Chau Le, Rachel White, Deborah Withrow, Ann Wassick, Gabriella Lloyd, Zaafira Haque, Anna Hinkle, Madison Roth, Leah Walker and Tram Anh Tran.

The scholarship recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on June 26, at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Viera location at The Avenue Viera at 2261 Town Center Avenue Suite 103.

Keynote speaker, Dana Blickley, Brevard County Property Appraiser, will speak about the challenges and triumphs of her career along with the rewards of hard work and persistence.

This annual event is open to the public. Cost for WID members is $20 and $25 for non-WID members; light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Established on Jan. 21, 2013, SCWID is a non-profit professional networking and development organization for women and men across Florida’s Space Coast who contribute to national defense and security. The organization chartered the Space Coast STEM Education Council on Oct. 14, 2013, and strives to connect STEM needs with STEM resources from our partners including local Industry, colleges and universities, civic leaders, parents, and students.

For more information about SCWID and its STEM efforts, please contact Jessica Coots at 321-792-3093 or email Those wishing to attend the event can register at

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